Ascent of South Kinsman Mountain on 2010-05-16

Climber: Gary McMeekin

Date:Sunday, May 16, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Kinsman Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4358 ft / 1328 m

Ascent Trip Report

The snow on the Kinsman Range Trail between Kinsman North and South was a great deal more difficult to deal with, than that encountered on seq 2 in this trip. I post-holed a lot more on this section. The views from the south peak were spectacular. I could see the Adirondacks over the Greens clearly (not possible when I did Moosilauke a few weeks earlier). Oh yeah, and Moosilauke to the south. Really well worth the extra 1.8 miles.

Descended over North Peak, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Lonesome Lake (a smell of dinner nearly drove me crazy) and down to the Layfatte Campsite. The trails were pretty tricky going with lots of downed trees and snow pack.

From leaving south peak to the campsite took approximately 2.5 hours.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Kinsman Range

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cannon Mountain2010-05-16 
1The Cannon Balls2010-05-16 
2North Kinsman Mountain2010-05-16 
3South Kinsman Mountain2010-05-16 

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